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Your Choice in Water isn't Hard

When it comes to the water used in the espresso process, the consideration for taste, odor, and particulate matter should not be the only concern.  While the filtration process should always be included in ice and drink preparation, it is not the only precaution that should be taken.

The use of hard water (7 grains of hardness or greater) can prove itself to be a costly endeavor, as it leads the breakdown of equipment and the further pain of potentially having a business temporarily out of operation for machine repairs.  If you choose to open your business in a location that has hard water,...

Commercial Espresso Machine Definitions

Espresso Machine Operating Types

There are two machine types of commercial espresso machine and of those two vairations there are several operating types within.  The following are the basic descriptions of the machines avaialble on the market.


Traditional Manual 

A manual commercial espresso machine is operated by literally moving a lever with your hand. The lever controls a hydraulic piston which creates the pressure necessary to brew the espresso. Very few commercial machines exist anymore operating by this method. 

Traditional Semi-Automatic

A semi-automatic commercial espresso machine...

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